There are some important pros and cons to consider before adding pine wood flooring to your Bozeman home. Discover what this flooring has to offer from the experts at Floor Coverings International Bozeman.
There are many different types of pine wood flooring. Eastern white pine and southern yellow pine are the most common options; however, southern yellow pine is more popular due to the fact that it is harder than eastern white pine.
The strength of the wood is an important benefit to consider since pine wood is technically a soft wood and will be dented and scratched with less impact than other hardwood varieties, such as oak or maple. The long-leaf southern yellow pine is the hardest of all the pine varieties.
Either the heartwood or sapwood of a pine tree can be used for flooring; the heartwood tends to be yellow-brown, yellow-orange or dark red while the sapwood is typically cream or light tan.
Since pine is softer than many other types of hardwood flooring, it an affordable option for those who want a hardwood floor but can’t afford to pay a high price for a premium hardwood. It is also a good choice for anyone who wants to turn a profit when selling a home, as hardwood flooring is known to add value to a house.
Warmth and Comfort
Pine wood, like many other types of hardwood, brings a warm atmosphere to the room. It has the charm and character that many Bozeman residents want in their homes. It can also help insulate a room and reduce energy expenses. Since the wood is relatively soft, pine flooring can also reduce noise and provide a more comfortable surface for standing over long periods of time.
Easy Maintenance and Care
Pine wood flooring is not hard to care for. Sweep periodically and wipe up spills right away to prevent stains or water damage. Because pine wood is susceptible to dents and scratches, it is wise to place felt pads on the bottom of furniture legs to prevent damage. Throw rugs can be used in places that get a lot of foot traffic to prevent wear and tear. You can also have a high quality finish applied to the floor to protect it from damage.
Pine flooring may not be a good option for homes that get a lot of foot traffic. Since the wood is quite soft, it will show wear and tear over time. Keep in mind, however, that these imperfections can add to the appeal of the wood for some homeowners.
Additionally, the wood has a rustic appearance that looks good in old fashioned homes or traditional houses, but it might not be best for homes with a contemporary style of decor. Furthermore, pine flooring is typically not the best option for bathrooms and kitchens as water spills and high humidity may cause the wood to warp.
Pine wood flooring has a lot going for it. It is available in many colors and can be purchased as wide planks, narrow planks or square wood tiles. It is a cost effective option for anyone who has a limited budget and can hold up to a reasonable amount of wear and tear. This type of wood can last for decades when properly cared for and add warmth and character to your Bozeman home.
Contact our team at Floor Coverings International Bozeman for a free in-home design consultation. We’ll come to you with our mobile showroom to help you find the perfect flooring for your Bozeman home or office.
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